Tmantrask 2009-10-19 13:28:38
WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS 6 Vol Set ca 1870/PF Collier
Current Bid: $24.99
Auction Ends: Jun-15-06 16:59:20 PDT
Up for auction is an illustrated 6 volume set published by P.F. Collier
(Collier’s Unabridged Edition/New York) of The Works Of Charles Dickens
circa 1870 (first plate in 1st volume depicting Dickens is dated 1870).
Each book has green hardcovers with elaborate gold gilt on front/spine with
embossed characters from the Dickens’ stories and contains several stories.
Overall the set is in good to very good condition with some peripheral wear,
shelf wear to edges/corners, interior page yellowing, edge fraying in spots,
gilt fading especially along the spines, etc. Volume 1 has a detached
frontis plate, Volume 3 has faint water or moisture damage to a few of the
top outside corner interior pages (not bad), & Volume 5 has a somewhat
cracked front hinge & 4 loose pages (579-583). Overall a fairly solid &
readable set. The books are:
(1) Volume 1 containing Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, & Our Mutual
Friend. Has 20 illustrations.
(2) Volume 2 containing Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, & Martin
Chuzzlewit. Has 20 illustrations.
(3) Volume 3 containing Nicholas Nickleby, Christmas Books, A Tale Of Two
Cities, & Dombey & Son. Has 24 illustrations.
(4) Volume 4 containing Old Curiosity Shop, Sketches By Boz, Hard Times, A
Message From The Sea, Master Humphrey’s Clock, & Miscellaneous. Has 16
(5) Volume 5 containing The Pickwick Papers, Pictures From Italy, American
Notes, & Bleak House. Has 19 illustrations.
(6) Volume 6 containing The Uncommon Traveller, A Child’s History Of
England, Barnaby Rudge, Miscallaneous, & The Mystery Of Edwin Drood. Has 21
The set weighs a total of 17 pounds. The international shipping rate quoted
below is for Canada only. Shipping to countries other than Canada can expect
Thanks for looking